The biannual award, commemorated by a unique sculpture executed by a Luxembourg artist, signifies a special and longstanding relationship between an American corporation and Luxembourg. The award will be presented to Mr. Davidson at a dinner presided over by H.R.H. the Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, with remarks by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to be held at the Rainbow Room in New York City on September 22, 2004.
The Luxembourg American Business Award acknowledges the vision and leadership of Mr. Davidson, who has made Guardian Industries a leader in the global flat glass and automotive supply industries. Luxembourgs business environment has been an important contributor to that success, most recently by supporting the establishment of Guardian Luxcoating in Bascharage in 2003, a state-of-the-art facility that is the largest coater of glass products in the world.
Guardian Industries has been present in Luxembourg for over twenty years. Its continued growth and expansion within the country has mirrored Luxembourgs own enhanced role in the European and world economic communities. From its beginnings in Bascharage in 1981, Guardian has grown to become Luxembourgs third largest industrial employer with two float glass complexes, an automotive glass manufacturing plant, a research and development center and the headquarters of Guardian Europe, which oversees manufacturing operations in 8 countries and sales throughout Europe.
The Luxembourg American Business Award is a fitting tribute to a historic and fruitful partnership between Luxembourg and a world-class American company, Guardian Industries.
Luxembourg Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade Jeannot Krecké stated, We look back upon a past and forward to a future of great promise for Guardian and Luxembourg, and to the cooperative transatlantic enterprise that has been so mutually rewarding.
The reason we have stayed and prospered in Luxembourg is simple Luxembourg works! said William Davidson. It truly is an outstanding place to do business. Its government understands the value of a close public/private partnership and an open, market-driven economy.